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Solutions for the workplace...An experience that will be remembered and talked about long after you leave 

 

 

"It doesn't matter where you came from, its where your going now that matters..."

 

A fast track active learning experience - one that won't happen in a passive learning typical meeting setting."

 

A leader is someone who motivates, inspires and guides.  They need to be able to make choices and take actions, build trust and relationships within their teams, move situations from conflict to resolution, face fears and learn new skills to gain respect.  All of this can be developed through participation in our equine assisted learning leadership sessions.

 

Why Horses?

Horses will only respond to a leader they trust. Horses are prey animals, their “flight” instincts become instant mirrors to our body language and non-judgmental feedback mechanisms for humans. Horses sense and respond to a person’s intentions, emotions and thoughts that are conveyed subconsciously through body language. Through the experience of observing a horse’s response to their requests and directions, each person learns how to communicate more effectively and manage their emotions, and become more consistent and congruent with their actions, thus being able to transfer their learning to their leadership skills. Horses can’t be bullied into partnership and they are never too polite to tell you how they really feel!

 

What we will do and how it can work?

New relationship building skills can be learnt through observation of herd dynamics and one-to-one interactions with individual horses.  Sessions with horses provide "in the moment" learning experiences as they are highly interactive and are apt in teaching skills that can be difficult to acquire in more traditional settings.

 

Through ground based activities, we can bring individuals together with a horse to learn how they build relationships, exert their leadership skills, pay attention to their body language, clarify and communicate their thoughts and have the confidence to achieve a goal whilst interacting with a horse. 

 

It is not uncommon for someone to have fear or anxiety in working with horses and no-one is forced to interact with a horse. We will work with learners to explore this fear and see if we can work in overcoming it though exploring personal power and exploring the choices that we have. This in itself can be an exhilarating learning experience. 

 

As mentioned earlier horses will only respond to a leader they trust.  In its simplicity trust means confidence. Confidence in a leader in an organisation = motivation and productivity = increased efficiency and cost savings. 

 

In summary we can provide a learning experience that could:

  • Boost trust between team members.

  • Improve commitment to an organisation. 

  • Improved teamworking.

  • Exercise an individual’s ability to positively influence others. 

  • Be creative in problem solving.

  • Practice conflict resolution skills.

  • Improve motivation.

  • Raise morale

To find out more please call/text Kelly on 07547178417 or email kelly@choiceequinelearning.co.uk

 

Research and feedback into equine facilitated experiential learning shows that the following outcomes can be achieved:

 

  • Assertiveness 
  • Awareness
  • Better social inclusion
  • Building Rapport
  • Calmness 
  • Confidence
  • Communication 
  • Coping strategies
  • Creativity 
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy 
  • Engagement
  • Expectations of self and others 
  • Focus and Perseverance
  • Improved engagement and attendance
  • Improved relationships
  • Increased motivation
  • Realistic Planning 
  • Reduced behaviour problems
  • Responsibility
  • Self Esteem 
  • Trusting others